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Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town

Veteran journalist and Columbia School of Journalism professor Mirta Ojito investigates Marcelo Lucero's murder—and the community in which it happened—in her new book.

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Daniel T. Allen  |  July 19, 2011 12:12 PM | Comments
David Michalek, an artist and photographer, returns to the Lincoln Center Festival with an outdoor video projection guaranteed to make New Yorkers slow down.
Construction on Barclay's Center. State documents predicted there would be 1,620 construction jobs this summer. There are 543. Flickr/m_dougherty.
John Farley  |  July 19, 2011 9:00 AM | Updated: August 24, 2011 9:40 AM | 2 Comments
Many construction workers -- long-standing supporters of the controversial Atlantic Yards project -- are becoming disillusioned and angry as promised jobs fail to appear.VIDEO
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Tim Cusack  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
The productions of Theatre Askew straddle many contradictions, including popular and alternative; gay and straight.VIDEO
Walmart, traditionally situated in rural and suburban locales, is pushing for an urban location in New York City. Flickr/Walmart Stores.
Kira Cohen  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: November 14, 2011 3:03 PM | 1 Comment
On Monday, Wal-Mart announced its annual holiday season donations -- none of which are going to New York City. Is the retail giant backing out of its plan move into the five boroughs?
Leon Reid IV's "Tourist-in-Chief" would transform Union Square's George Washington statue into a stereotypical tourist. Photo courtesy of Leon Reid IV.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
A "scratch-n-sniff" children's adventure book; a make-over for Union Square Park's George Washington statue; and an animated New Yorker cover. VIDEO
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Mahalet Dejene  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
In an effort to upgrade my New York City lifestyle, I got a job as a singing waitress on a river cruise. It's hot, exhausting -- and exhilarating.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  July 18, 2011 6:17 PM | Comments
It's the dog days of Caramoor, but there's still good stuff to be seen and heard. Also, see Long Island as painted by three dedicated locals and check out Pilobolus' latest performance (it features flying robots!).VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  July 18, 2011 6:01 PM | Comments
WNYC's blog, The Empire, which covers New York state politics, created a map to show readers where in the city mayoral candidates are raising funds.
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July 18, 2011 5:49 PM | Comments
It's the ultimate in New York comedy.
Walking down the streets if Manhattan's Chinatown. Recent Census findings show that Brooklyn is now home to more Asians than Chinatown. Flickr/janoma.cl.
John Farley  |  July 18, 2011 5:06 PM | Comments
The Asian-American Federation analyzed recent Census data, finding that for the first time ever Sunset Park, Brooklyn has a larger Asian populations than Manhattan's Chinatown.
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